Jesse Jackson
Quotations


The burden of being black is that you have to be superior just to be equal. But the glory of it is that, once you achieve, you have achieved, indeed.

Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow -- red, yellow, brown, black and white -- and we’re all precious in God’s sight.

We’ve removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.

A cheque or credit card, a Gucci bag strap, anything of value will do. Give as you live.

Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.

I hear that melting-pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven’t melted.

My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.

I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve, be patient. God is not finished with me yet.

Racism as a form of skin worship, and as a sickness and a pathological anxiety for America, is so great, until the poor whites -- rather than fighting for jobs or education -- fight to remain pink and fight to remain white. And therefore they cannot see an alliance with people that they feel to be inherently inferior.

When we’re unemployed, we’re called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it’s called a depression.



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